Assertive Mentoring 2021/22

  1. Tried & tested programme which is proven to improve student outcomes
  2. Aim is to provide 1:1 support regularly to all Year 11 students throughout their final year
  3. Emphasis on academic resilience and maximising achievement for students in Year 10 moving into Year 11
  4. Encouraging students to take ownership of their own success through assertive discussions, based on data predictions, teacher feedback, student input
  5. Aim is to ensure students step-up and are held to account whilst feeling supported and motivated by their mentor
  6. Key areas of discussion to take place at every meeting and mentors to follow up discussion points with mentees and teachers where necessary


How does it work?

  1. Every Year 10 student allocated an ‘assertive mentor’ – this will follow into Year11
  2. Assertive mentors are experienced members of staff and will support students in their final year at Oakwood
  3. Involves an on-going conversation between student and mentor
  4. Meetings used to identify underachievement through target setting and tracking systems and are evidence based
  5. Helps to identify the most appropriate intervention to address any underachievement and to maximise progress and attainment
  6. A mature and focused meeting involving actions to increase student performance and ultimately, maximise their exam results next summer


Key dates – mentor meetings

  1. w/c 21st September 2020
  2. W/C 13th September - Assertive Mentoring
  3. 7th October - Redhill Post 16 Open Evening
  4. W/C 11th October - Assertive Mentoring
  5. 13th October - Y11 GCSE Revision Evening
  6. W/C 8th November - Mock Exams
  7. W/C 15th November - Mock Exams
  8. W/C 29th November - Assertive Mentoring
  9. 14th December - Parents’ Evening
  10. W/C 10th January - Assertive Mentoring
  11. W/C 7th February - Assertive Mentoring
  12. W/C 28th February - Mock Exams
  13. W/C 7th March - Mock Exams
  14. W/C 21th March - Assertive Mentoring
  15. 4th and 5th April - Easter Revision
  16. 27th April - Commendation Evening
  17. W/C 9th May - Assertive Mentoring
  18. 17th June - Leavers day (tbc)
  19. 8th July - Prom


Revision & support

Revision should be an on-going process for GCSE students with prior knowledge being revisited regularly in lessons and in students’ own preparation and revision schedules. Producing a personalised revision timetable is a key action in taking control of revision and ensuring that assessments and exams are thoroughly prepared for.

You can download a template here to help you with your revision.

Excel version is available here.

Key dates 

Please see the attached outlined important dates for Year 11 students through this academic year. All students have been provided with a copy of this alongside hard copies of the blank revision timetables. ‚ÄčYear 11 Key Dates 2020/21